Sunday, March 14, 2010

The computer's view of ESPN's Bubble Watch

ESPN has updated their Bubble Watch through yesterday's games and it is always interesting to compare what they list against what the computer says.  So here goes.  See the last blog entry from last night for the current computer's rankings.


ESPN has Duke, Maryland, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, and FSU all in with Virginia Tech a "should be in".  The computer agrees that VT should be in, albeit the last at-large in, but doesn't think WF should be as they are only #59 compared with VT's #45.

Big East

ESPN has West Virginia, Syracuse, Georgetown, Villanova, Pitt, Louisville, Notre Dame, and Marquette in with Seton Hall having work to do.  The computer agrees Seton Hall has work to do being at #54, but actually likes UConn better at #48 although they shouldn't be in presently.

Big Televen

ESPN has Purdue, Wisconsin, Ohio State, and Michigan State in with Minnesota a "should be" and Illinois work to do.  The computer says Minnesota is better than a should be having them with lock status at #29 but Illinois having a lot of work to do at #56.


ESPN has Kansas, K-State, Baylor, TAMU, Texas, OSU, and Missouri in and no one on the bubble.  The computer agrees.


ESPN has Washington and Cal in and the computer agrees, although ASU could be bubble worthy at #53.


ESPN has Kentucky, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt in with Florida, Ole Miss, and Miss St. having work to do.  The computer agrees having MSU just outside at #47 and Florida and Ole Miss just behind at #50 and #51 respectively.

Mountain West

ESPN has San Diego State, New Mexico, BYU, and UNLV in and the computer agrees.


ESPN has Temple, Xavier, and Richmond in with Rhode Island having work to do.  The computer agrees on the first 3 having Richmond the next to last in at #44, but likes Dayton much better than Rhode Island as they are #42 (should be in) compared to #58.


ESPN has Utah State and UTEP as "should be in" and the computer agrees having them #26 and #35 so there shouldn't be any question.

If you are interested in detailed comparisons/charts, leave a comment and I'll post them.

More to come after today's games.  And follow @computerratings to see other periodic updates.